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English & Media

Mrs Lindsay Craik-Collins

Curriculum Leader English and Media

Ms Kimberley Dickie

Teacher of English

Mr Stan Intihar

Teacher of English

Ms Jennifer McNeil

Teacher of English

Miss Sarah Mitchell

Teacher of English

Ms Rachel Sharp

Teacher of English

Mr James Steenson

Teacher of English

Forrester High School English Department is committed to provide:

  • Dedicated, professional staff, who are aware of the latest developments and practices in education; staff who can deliver the highest standards of learning and teaching and who respect the rights of the child, as outlined in the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  • Staff with leadership roles, who are proactive, collegiate and ambitious to meet the educational needs and rights of every individual, in every classroom.
  • A positive, supportive, stimulating, yet challenging environment, where pupils can develop their higher order, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, through enjoyment of literacy, literature, culture and language.
  • Opportunities for self reflection, collaborative learning, feedback and target setting; supported by parents, pupils and staff.
  • Our classrooms are places where both pupils and adults respect each other’s rights – especially articles 28 & 29 of the UNCRC:
  • Children have a right to an education. Discipline in schools should respect their human dignity.
  • Children should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education they are capable of. Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents and their own and other cultures.

This is the department’s shared vision.

S1-3 Curriculum

Students in S1 to S3 follow a broad, general Education. Work focuses on:

  • Listening and Talking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation
  • Organising and Using Information
S4-6 (Senior Phase) Curriculum

Students in S4-6 have the opportunity to study towards National Qualifications in:

  • English
  • Media
  • Journalism

In English and Media, we aim to inspire all young people to become:

  • Successful Learners
  • Confident Individuals
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Effective Contributors

through engaging them in the highest quality learning activities that maximise success for all learners.